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Sun May 8, 2011
MiniShrine Library
BMC/BL Paint Codes and Colors
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1975 Mini MkIII "Trailer Known As 'Hunny Pot" For Sale   CAN
Registry updated by Rick Higgs
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Sun April 2, 2006
MiniShrine Library
Leather Care for Classic Cars
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1987 Austin Mini
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Opinion very much appreciated
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Just picked up a Mini!
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Clutch Bleeding Issue/Problem
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RockAuto Collector Magnets!
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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Sat April 27, 2013
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Awakening a Sleeping MG
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Bruno Marques
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More Fluids and Tools at RockAuto.com!
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Heater Cores from RockAuto.com!
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1973 Clubman GT
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Would love to find....
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RockAuto.com - Rebates Expiring Soon!
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Mini Engines, etc for sale
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Door issues
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White powder on engine!
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Next 10 Events for Feb 19, 2018
Feb 25 Sunday Drivers 5 Zen Motors, Zone Unexpo, rue de l'industrie, Seclin, North, France
Mar 18 All British Swap Meet 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL, USA
Mar 24 GOF South Mk LII Hilton Hotel, 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Mar 31 Wheels Across The Pond Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL, USA
Apr 07 Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show 100 Orleans St., Natchez, MS, USA
Apr 13 Tulip Rallye Cascade Mall, Burlington, WA, USA
Apr 14 19th British & European Car Show 1430 High St., Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Apr 21 26th Pensacola British Car Show 311 E Government Street, Pensacola, FL, USA
Apr 21 The Gathering Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC, USA
Apr 28 Raaaf British Cars and Bikes Hippodrome des Flandres, Marcq-en-Baroeul, North, France
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Mini History in a Nutshell

  • August 1959: Introduction of the Austin Seven, Morris Mini-Minor and Morris Mini-Minor DL 2-door saloons, all with transversely mounted 848 cc engine and 4-speed manual gearbox.
  • 1960: Introduction of the Austin Seven Countryman and Morris Mini-Minor Traveller 3-door estates, both with 848 cc engine from the saloon models.
  • 1961: Introduction of the Austin Seven Super and Morris Mini-Minor Super 2-door saloons, as well as the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper 2-door saloon, both with larger 997 cc 55 bhp (41 kW) engine.
  • January 1962: All former Austin Seven models now officially called Austin Mini.
  • March 1962: PVC seat covers replaced cloth upholstery on entry level model ("basic Mini").
  • 1962: "De Luxe" and "Super" designations discontinued. "Super de Luxe" designation introduced. Modified instrument panel now included oil pressure and water temperature gauges.
  • March 1963: Introduction of the Austin Mini Cooper 1071 S and Morris Mini Cooper 1071 S 2-door saloons, both with larger 1071 cc 70 bhp (52 kW) engine.
  • 1964: Introduction of the Mini Moke.
  • April 1964: Introduction of the Austin and Morris Mini-Cooper 998, Mini-Cooper 970 S and Mini-Cooper 1275 S. 1275 S models have 1275 cc 76 bhp (57 kW) engine. Automatic transmission available as an option for the 998 cc Austin Mini-Cooper 998 and 1275 S. Previous Mini-Cooper 997 and 1071 S models dropped.
  • October 1965: Automatic transmission now available as an option on standard Austin/Morris Mini and Morris Mini SDL.
  • October 1967: Mark 2 range launched with facelift and upgraded equipment. Austin Mini range as follows: 850, 1000, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Countryman 3-door estate. Morris Mini range as follows: 850, 850 SDL, 1000 SDL, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Traveller 3-door estate. Optional automatic transmission available on all Austin models (except 850) and Morris Mini 1000 SDL saloon.
  • September 1968: Manual four speed gear box with synchromesh on all four forward ratios introduced.
  • October 1969: Separate Austin and Morris badging now merged into Mini 850/Mini 1000 badging. Range reduced to: 850, 1000, Clubman, Cooper S and 1275 GT 2-door coupes and Clubman 3-door estate. Optional automatic transmission available on all except 1275 GT.

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